Thank you Christmas in July team!
Words cannot begin to express our gratitude to a small, amazing group of individuals who took it upon themselves to do a Christmas in July Fundraiser for us! The time, effort, logistics & attention to detail that went into pulling off this extravaganza while holding down full time jobs is nothing short of absolutely amazing and WOW! What an event it was! What started out as merely and idea grew into something so amazing and was by far the most successful fundraiser we have had to date! Last night we almost fainted when we were HANDED
R90 000 for PETS from this fundraiser! We cannot begin to put into words the impact this will have on less fortunate animals and we are so touched to see the support of fellow animal lovers out there- coming together to support a common cause!
Firstly, A massive thank you to the phenomenal CIJ team (who made this all possible) : Simone Chiappa, Lynn Green, Michelle Whittal, Gareth Davies, Dani Morley, Greg Morley, Chris Knezovich & Taryn Corna (who gave birth to her beautiful daughter during the planning). We are so honored to know such an amazing group of individuals who went to such lengths to assist us and what we do.
To MC Richard Phol with support from Claudia Phol who were amazing MCs on the night
To Postnet Broadacres for printing our dog-a- log and posters at discount for charity.
To Warren Garvie who was the live musician on the night and whose song features in the PETS video.
To Evan Kotton for DJing on the night and keeping the party rocking!
To 100% Projects for sponsoring the portable toilets, chalk board signage and a jockey.
To Belinda | cater for providing the amazing catering on the night.
To Kelvin | Shattered Glass for the amazing sound and lighting.
To Hassle Free Kids Party for providing the stunning balloons.
To Mimosa Stationers for their design work and printing of all the one-of-a-kind donkey dollars.
To Lynette Steyn for hand making 23 gorgeous cushions/beds that will be given to our township dogs to make them more comfy.
To Copperlake Breweries for donating the beer, and providing the barmen & beer pong tables.
To Vera who ran the cash bar.
To Bianca Whittal who ran the betting.
To Dee Chiappa for sponsoring the Gluewhein to welcome all the guests.
To Chris Knezovich for being such a gracious host and allowing this amazing fundraiser to take place at his home.
To NOMADIK TENTS for sponsoring the stretch tents.
To Loris Chippa for sponsoring 20 Doggy blankets which served a dual purpose of keeping guests warm on the night and now will be keeping our township dogs warm.
To Nightguard Security for providing 2 gaurds to keep us safe.
To Tania Andrews for the gorgeous decor and Centre pieces.
Many thanks to the following people for their cash donations:
Olga Tsalle from Malta
Karen Taylor from Paris
Daniela Jones, Lauren Dewhirst, Nikki and Daryl Goodwin as well as Becky and James Couts
A big thank you to the following people/companies who all donated prizes for the night:
Centurion Action Sports (Bruce Miller) vouchers for kids party and action sports game
Frances Rooks Core Logistics for the wine hamper
Warner Music South Africa (Tania Anderson) for cd hampers
Studio III Hair Design for hair voucher
Sorbet Douglasdale Village for hamper
Willoughbys restaurant (Nikki Goodwin) for dinner for two
Dennin Smith from Coca-Cola South Africa for the Coca Cola Hamper
Cornright Motors & Blue Valley Golf & Country Club for their prize sponsorships.
To EVERYONE who supported by buying tickets to this amazing event and the companies as well who sponsored Jockies. Thank you!
As you can see there are so many people who came together to make this all possible!
YOU ARE ALL AMAZING!
We will forever be so grateful.
“Alone we do so little, together we do so much”